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The Funky Monkeys - The Funky Monkeys Newsletter Interview

05 Oct 2008 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why?

We have a lot of fun at all of our shows but a highlight for us was performing at Auckland's, Coca Cola Christmas in the Park. We performed our Christmas in the Summertime Song to over 200,000 people.

What is your favourite NZ venue?

The Bruce Mason Centre. We used the venue for our Get Up Go Tour during the July School Holidays. Fantastic venue and very helpful staff that made our job a lot easier.

What can we expect to see from The Funky Monkeys over the next year?

We have plans for a new DVD, more music videos for television and another 200 great shows around the country like we did this year.

What other NZ musicians or bands would you like to see more of, and why?

We have really enjoyed seeing young NZ talent on stage at the many varied events we have perform at, we would really like to see, more children encouraged to give it a go.

If you could, what rumour would you start about The Funky Monkeys?

That the Wiggles are opening for us at Mt Smart Stadium.
 

About The Funky Monkeys

Since 2003 The Funky Monkeys have been singing and dancing for young audiences throughout New Zealand as a veritable ‘super-group’ for kids. Performers Joe McNamara, Neil Tolan and Chris Lam Sam, along with their best friend, Dizzy Dog, have strutted their proudly ‘home-grown’ music, complete with authentic kiwi accents, throughout Aotearoa both on stage and TV.

Shortly before their fifth anniversary in 2008, the orange-clad lads quit their day jobs to become the only full-time touring band for kids aged 2-8 in the nation; allowing their combined talents in singing, songwriting and dancing to rocket to the next exciting level. Since then, The Funky Monkeys have brought smiles and laughter to over 1.5 million people at events, theatre shows, schools and early childhood institutions around New Zealand.

Setting a new standard for children’s entertainment in New Zealand!

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for The Funky Monkeys

Releases

Get Up GO! DVD
Year: 2010
Type: DVD
Get Up Go!
Year: 2008
Type: Album
Jungle Party
Year: 2008
Type: DVD
Jungle Party
Year: 2007
Type: Album

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